Chicken with red wine and herbs

Chicken with red wine and herbs


This recipe is based on the French classic, coq au vin. It is a warm and hearty meal for cold winter nights.

The ingredient of Chicken with red wine and herbs

  1. 1.5kg (about 8) chicken thighs, with skin, parsons nose and visible fat removed
  2. 100g bacon picnic slices, chopped
  3. 16 eschalots or tiny pickling onions, peeled
  4. 1 medium brown onion, chopped
  5. 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  6. 2 tablespoons plain flour
  7. 375mls (1 1/2 cups) dry red wine
  8. 125mls (1/2 cup) Massel chicken style liquid stock
  9. 1 large carrot, sliced
  10. 2 bay leaves
  11. 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  12. 200g button mushrooms, stalks trimmed
  13. 2 teaspoons chopped fresh marjoram or oregano
  14. Salt & ground black pepper, to taste
  15. Couscous, to serve

The instruction how to make Chicken with red wine and herbs

  1. Preheat oven to 180u00b0C. Heat a large non-stick saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the chicken in 2 batches and cook for 3 minutes each side or until browned. Remove from pan.
  2. Add the bacon to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add eschalots and onion. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until onion softens. Add garlic and flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Increase heat to medium-high and add the wine, stock, carrot, bay leaves and thyme. Stir until boiling.
  3. Place chicken in a large flameproof casserole dish and pour the wine mixture over the top. Cover and cook in preheated oven for 1 hour.
  4. Remove the casserole from the oven and stir in the mushrooms and marjoram. Cover and cook for a further 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and use tongs to transfer chicken pieces to a plate. Cover with foil and set aside. Bring liquid to the boil over medium-high heat and boil, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until reduced by 1/3. Taste and season with salt and pepper if necessary.
  6. Return the chicken to the liquid and simmer until heated through. Serve with couscous.

Nutritions of Chicken with red wine and herbs

fatContent: 501.9 calories
saturatedFatContent: 19 grams fat
carbohydrateContent: 5.5 grams saturated fat
sugarContent: 11 grams carbohydrates
cholesterolContent: 72 grams protein

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